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    I've tried Sam-E and Rhodiola in the past, but neither one worked for me. I'll bookmark this thread, because it's shaping into a rough winter for mine.

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    About two years ago, a Dr. recommended 1500mg of Feverfew a day. It also helps my arthritis. I can only find it at our locally owned pharmacy and it is only about $4.00 a jar.

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    I am a strong advocate of natural, healthy foods and the use of herbs. One very important thing though, if you are taking any prescribed medication at all from your doctor, you must check with either the doctor or a qualified pharmacist before taking any herbal supplements.

    Unfortunately, I take many strong prescription drugs daily, as I have a disease called Systemic Lupus. There are many supplements and herbs (and indeed some healthy stuff like alfalfa sprouts!) which I cannot take as this would compromise my health further. I also have to stay out of the sun and not use sunlamps as two of the drugs on my "list" cause hypersensitivity to light. The upside is....no lying by the pool anymore...but I can quilt to my heart's content!

    Hope you find something that eases your discomfort and makes you feel better.

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    honey and apple cider vinegar are things that wouldn't interfear with any meds as other natural suppliments might. My grandmother was on experimental drugs under the arthritis foundation. She had to sign papers signing her life over to them. the drug they used on her is on the market today. However after her 18 month experiment was complete she started drnking the honey and apple cider vinegar mixture. Granny was amazed within 2 weeks the pain was less and she had more energy. I really suggest to try it. I am sure you have what you need right in your kitchen. You have nothing to lose except the pain and fatigue the fibromyalgia is causing you.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I have just recently starting taking honey and cinnamon. I'm not much for all the soy food products. What about a soy capsule such as this one? Is this soy or something else?

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    I'm not very smart when it comes to all of this stuff, I just know I don't like take prescription medicines unless I have to.

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    Marsye, I agree with you totally on most soy foods. The milk grosses me out and tofu is just not something I can put in my mouth without a gag reflex. That being said, the "sausage" and the "hamburger crumbles" work well. If you don't find another way to increase soy, try the hamburger crumbles first in a spicy dish. Spaghetti, tacos, etc. You might be surprised. If not, chalk it up to experience.

    Good luck.

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    I'm willing to try the sausage and HB but I would still have to cook something else for my hubby because he wouldn't touch it! LOL! It would be so much easier to just take capsules. :mrgreen: What about this one from WM? How many MG should you take?
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    I am not sure of your age but there is a calcium with soy supplement and I took that until I had thyroid medication. I thought it worked well and I think if you ask your Dr or pharmacist the capsule might be ok.

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    I'm 40 something :wink: I do take synthroid for hypothyroidism so is it ok to take soy? I don't want to go to the doctor!!! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    I'm 40 something :wink: I do take synthroid for hypothyroidism so is it ok to take soy? I don't want to go to the doctor!!! :mrgreen:
    Why can't we all just be healthy :wink:

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